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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 19, 2012 4:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Your Parents Listened To When You Were A Child

My parents must have been from a different era. This was a big hit on the 8-track when traveling:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKIKmU1Tc5g

Unless the mood was a little more mellow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-XCmb6t6Zw

or not:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO6305TQapA

Then there were band like this. You'd think I would like those 1973 shows with the horns a lot better having had this rolling around in my brain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4iNw1Hvcu8

and of course

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivU8RKJbklQ

However they did enjoy a trip to Vegas for a dentist's convention (yep dad was a dentist) so we had a our fair share of these artists as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBdSqk78nHw&;feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=128LI6_4L-s

and who doesn't get a little verklempt when you hear music like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNEcQS4tXgQ

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Aug 19, 2012 7:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Your Parents Listened To When You Were A Child

oh man, I feel old. Your parent's music was the music *I* listened to when a kid. My first rock concert was Grateful Dead, 12-26-69.....

My parents were into Ferrante & Teicher (really bad easy listening piano music), early Elvis, and mainstream country music.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 19, 2012 5:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Your Parents Listened To When You Were A Child

Oh boy. This is fun. Clearly your parents played what MY parents called "crazy teenage music." Which I was told was a communist plot. Like tennis shoes. (It took me many years to realize they were probably being funny. I thought they meant it. But I do think they were semi-serious.)

You want "traveling music"? My family had the great distinction of going to San Francisco in the Summer of Love (for a convention; what else?) during which the fun included a Tour of the Hippies. Yes, Haight Ashbury from a bus.

So this is what folks who went on those tours used to have on the car radio then. It's "The Other 60s."

I thought this one was pretty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brN5KYgvvzw

and this was incredibly glamorous, all about how exciting it was to be a modern grown-up city girl ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHNGvEdTwBQ

... and that this was about same gypsies in a cavern:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KODZtjOIPg

Janis Joplin was definitely NOT on the radio stations they listened to. I actually "sneak listened" to rock after I got my own radio, I think in 2nd grade, waiting until the folks were out of the house before turning on any of that Crazy Teenage Communist Plot music! (Like Janis.)

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 19, 2012 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Your Parents Listened To When You Were A Child

I feel old ! My parents (still here at 91, and 86) were from the Big Band Era.. My mother like Classical and Opera, and my dad's hippest albums were that first Kingston Trio album and, in a wild hair, the Fat's Domino album with "Blueberry Hill". I used to think all that mainstream 60's music was lame, but now days I might rather listen to the Sandpipers than Janis ! Seriously, even the "lame" music from the era was pretty good .

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 19, 2012 5:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Your Parents Listened To When You Were A Child

A tour of the hippies? I bet that was fun. "Which ones are the men?" was probably often heard on those buses.

My parents also had the Petula Clark album with Downtown so it wasn't all Janis.

I think my father was into the louder stuff. He also had an 8-track in his office and kept a second copy of Pearl there, but he only played it after hours. I think he understood that it wasn't the best way to build a practice. Or did he? I am now remembering that the little chairs he had in the kids area of the waiting room were plush green mushrooms. Gonna have to ask mom about this.

Here is another artist that could be heard coming from the phonograph. Actually this one is also kind of cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vp6CsgncKw

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 19, 2012 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Your Parents Listened To When You Were A Child

I love the guy on the floor ! Herer is a both corny, epicly great vid from a tv special of the time . Slightly different version of "Taste of Honey".
My friends girlfriend saw this and her reaction was "what a stud !".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_KDPUTyDyQ
In a lot of way this as quintessentially the perfect 60's song as any . The real 60's, the one we actually lived in, was much more this, than hippies, LSD, or the Beatles . When people mention the 60's , they usually are thinking 68-69 .
We had an 8 track of the "South of the Border" album .

This post was modified by Dudley Dead on 2012-08-19 15:51:30

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 19, 2012 6:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Your Parents Listened To When You Were A Child

Exactly. What my mom always said around hippies was, "I'd like to cut their hair and give them a bath!" So I'd smile in order to let the hippies know I liked them. (I didn't want them to feel bad.) And the best part: being warned not to eat ANY sugar cubes in San Francisco, as a result of which, we (brother and I) gobbled down all the sugar cubes in the hotel. Somehow nothing exciting was in the sugar cubes at the Fairmont.

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